Community Colleges Launch Degree Completion Campaign

Hawaii’s seven community colleges are asking new and returning students to pledge their commitment to completing their degree or certificate programs.

The effort is part of a the “Go Forward! Agree to Degree” pledge drive, an initiative aimed at raising graduation rates.

By signing the pledge, students agree to attend classes, get good grades, check their UH email at least once a day and talk to professors when having difficulty with coursework, among other tactics. 

The pledge drive also strives to raise awareness among students about academic services on campus such as free tutoring, career counseling and learning centers.

Here’s a schedule of the pledge-signing events going on throughout the campuses:

  • Hawaii Community College, Manono campus - August 27-28, 8am-1pm, and August 29, 4pm-5pm; West Hawai’i campus - August 29, 8am-5pm
  • Honolulu Community College - September 4, 11am-2pm (In front of the cafeteria)
  • Kapiolani Community College - September 5, 10am-1pm  (In front of the ‘Ohia building)
  • Kauai Community College - September 4, 10am-2pm
  • Leeward Community College - August 28, 10am-2pm (Tuthill Courtyard)
  • UH Maui College - August 27, 8:30am-10:30am (In front of the bookstore)
  • Windward Community College, September 4, 11am-2pm (Library Learning Commons breezeway and Hale Palanakila lobby)

Photo: A student signs the “agree2degree” pledge at Hawaii Community College on Aug. 26, 2013. (Courtesy of Hawaii CC via Facebook.)

— Alia Wong

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